India, Oct. 18 -- Experts criticise move, say it will negate any gains in terms of air quality from the scheme

The Delhi government on October 17 added two-wheelers to the list of exemptions from its odd-even scheme that will come into force in the city from November 4-15.

Two-wheelers form the largest chunk of vehicles in Delhi and pollute more than private cars. This exemption could negate any gains made in terms of air quality from the upcoming odd-even scheme.

The share of two-wheelers in the total vehicles in the national capital was a huge 56 per cent (6.38 million) in 2018, according to a study of emission inventory conducted by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences last year.

Compared to this, personal cars (petrol and diesel) ...